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From Boots to Books

The longest war in American history is drawing to a close. Now, the men and women who served are coming home, and many hope to use higher education to build new, better lives. They have help from the Post-9/11 GI Bill, a piece of legislation that many advocates say offers more support to returning veterans than any policy since the original GI Bill of 1944. In this documentary, we explore how the first GI Bill revolutionized the lives of millions of young veterans, America’s institutions of higher education, and American society at large. But America’s economic and academic systems have changed, and veterans today are returning to a very different reality than their predecessors.

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  • 09.03.15

    The history of the GI Bill

    A staggering 16 million soldiers returned home from World War II, and millions of them went to school. Because GI Bill benefits were generous enough to pay for any college in the country, veterans flooded all types of institutions, from elite schools like Harvard to large state schools, to vocational schools. By 1947, half of all college students in America were veterans.
  • 09.03.15

    The front lines of the long journey home

    Colleges and universities have become the front lines of one of the great challenges posed by war: how to reintegrate the people who've served.
  • 09.03.15

    The GI Bill: One of the last great economic ladders?

    The Post-9/11 GI Bill was supposed to change where veterans could go to college by giving them more money, and, therefore, more options. But since the new bill went into effect in 2009, the percentage of veterans enrolling at four-year public and private nonprofit schools has barely budged.
  • 08.27.15

    A different approach to teacher learning: Lesson study

    In the United States, we tend to think that improving education is about improving teachers - recruiting better ones, firing bad ones. But the Japanese think about improving teaching. It's a very different idea.

American RadioWorks |
boots-to-books

From Boots to Books

The longest war in American history is drawing to a close. Now, the men and women who served are coming home, and many hope to use higher education to build new, better lives. They have help from the Post-9/11 GI Bill, a piece of legislation that many advocates say offers more support to returning veterans than any policy since the original GI Bill of 1944. In this documentary, we explore how the first GI Bill revolutionized the lives of millions of young veterans, America’s institutions of higher education, and American society at large. But America’s economic and academic systems have changed, and veterans today are returning to a very different reality than their predecessors.

Recent Posts

  • 09.03.15

    The history of the GI Bill

    A staggering 16 million soldiers returned home from World War II, and millions of them went to school. Because GI Bill benefits were generous enough to pay for any college in the country, veterans flooded all types of institutions, from elite schools like Harvard to large state schools, to vocational schools. By 1947, half of all college students in America were veterans.
  • 09.03.15

    The front lines of the long journey home

    Colleges and universities have become the front lines of one of the great challenges posed by war: how to reintegrate the people who've served.
  • 09.03.15

    The GI Bill: One of the last great economic ladders?

    The Post-9/11 GI Bill was supposed to change where veterans could go to college by giving them more money, and, therefore, more options. But since the new bill went into effect in 2009, the percentage of veterans enrolling at four-year public and private nonprofit schools has barely budged.
  • 08.27.15

    A different approach to teacher learning: Lesson study

    In the United States, we tend to think that improving education is about improving teachers - recruiting better ones, firing bad ones. But the Japanese think about improving teaching. It's a very different idea.

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CARDOZA, DENNIS, Democratic Party
California

Total number of trips - 9
Total cost of trips - $31,645.93

Average cost per trip - $3,516.21
Total number of days spent traveling - 39 days
Rank of representative - 204 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Klamath Alliance for Resources & Environment
Dates - June 20, 2003 - June 22, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - McCloud, CA

Purpose - Education mission
Notes - Child Joey Cardoza accompanied

Travel Cost - $816.50
Lodging Cost - $246.02
Meal Cost - $60.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,122.52

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 2, 2003 - August 10, 2003 (9 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - Education mission
Notes - Other costs are for security, room rentals, etc

Travel Cost - $4,045.50
Lodging Cost - $1,112.10
Meal Cost - $377.25
Other Cost - $408.70
Total Cost - $5,943.55

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - March 25, 2004 - March 28, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Jacksonville, FL - Amelia Island, FL

Purpose - spring retreat for DLC
Notes - other-DLC gift

Travel Cost - $505.68
Lodging Cost - $1,044.00
Meal Cost - $359.50
Other Cost - $30.00
Total Cost - $1,939.18

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Annenberg Foundation Trust
Dates - December 5, 2003 - December 7, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Palm Springs, CA

Purpose - California delegation issues
Notes - spouse, Kathleen McLoughlin, other-group activities' kids Brittany, Joey and Elaina Cordoza; other costs are kids program

Travel Cost - $2,060.25
Lodging Cost - $399.96
Meal Cost - $811.64
Other Cost - $328.44
Total Cost - $3,600.29

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Jones Management LLC
Dates - September 10, 2004 - September 13, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Jackson Hole, WY

Purpose - Payday Advance with Community Financial Services Assoc. of America
Notes - Dennis: Washington, DC - Jackson Hole, WY - Washington, DC Kathleen: Fresno, CA - Jackson Hole, WY - Fresno, CA

Travel Cost - $1,397.50
Lodging Cost - $1,170.00
Meal Cost - $292.50
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,860.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Transatlantic Policy Network (TPN)
Dates - November 29, 2004 - December 6, 2004 (8 days)
Location(s) - Brussels, Belgium

Purpose - To assess progress made on the 10-Point, 10-Year action plan in the TPN's "Strategy to Strengthen Transatlantic Partnership" and to set TPN's work priorities.
Notes - San Francisco - Paris - Brussels - Paris - Washington

Travel Cost - $11,086.38
Lodging Cost - $1,687.86
Meal Cost - $490.89
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $13,265.13

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Chicago Board of Trade
Dates - April 10, 2005 - April 12, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - First-hand look at their exchanges, speak with those who operate in their markets on a daily basis, and see a demonstration of their recent innovations
Notes - Oakland, CA - Chicago, IL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $905.70
Lodging Cost - $291.33
Meal Cost - $107.82
Other Cost - $20.00
Total Cost - $1,324.85

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Faith & Politics Institute
Dates - March 4, 2005 - March 6, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Birmingham, AL - Montgomery, AL - Selma, AL

Purpose - Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Voting Rights March by visiting the historic sites of the Civil Rights Movement in Alabama
Notes - Washington, DC - Birmingham, AL - Montgomery, AL - Selma, AL - Washington, DC NOTE: $500 was paid by campaign funds for trip

Travel Cost - $465.00
Lodging Cost - $268.00
Meal Cost - $130.00
Other Cost - $62.00
Total Cost - $925.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - United Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Assn
Dates - May 1, 2005 - May 2, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Attend the annual United Produce trade show in Chicago, IL to learn more about the industry and how it relates to California agriculture
Notes - San Francisco, CA - Chicago, IL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $204.41
Lodging Cost - $179.00
Meal Cost - $112.00
Other Cost - $170.00
Total Cost - $665.41

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks |
boots-to-books

From Boots to Books

The longest war in American history is drawing to a close. Now, the men and women who served are coming home, and many hope to use higher education to build new, better lives. They have help from the Post-9/11 GI Bill, a piece of legislation that many advocates say offers more support to returning veterans than any policy since the original GI Bill of 1944. In this documentary, we explore how the first GI Bill revolutionized the lives of millions of young veterans, America’s institutions of higher education, and American society at large. But America’s economic and academic systems have changed, and veterans today are returning to a very different reality than their predecessors.

Recent Posts

  • 09.03.15

    The history of the GI Bill

    A staggering 16 million soldiers returned home from World War II, and millions of them went to school. Because GI Bill benefits were generous enough to pay for any college in the country, veterans flooded all types of institutions, from elite schools like Harvard to large state schools, to vocational schools. By 1947, half of all college students in America were veterans.
  • 09.03.15

    The front lines of the long journey home

    Colleges and universities have become the front lines of one of the great challenges posed by war: how to reintegrate the people who've served.
  • 09.03.15

    The GI Bill: One of the last great economic ladders?

    The Post-9/11 GI Bill was supposed to change where veterans could go to college by giving them more money, and, therefore, more options. But since the new bill went into effect in 2009, the percentage of veterans enrolling at four-year public and private nonprofit schools has barely budged.
  • 08.27.15

    A different approach to teacher learning: Lesson study

    In the United States, we tend to think that improving education is about improving teachers - recruiting better ones, firing bad ones. But the Japanese think about improving teaching. It's a very different idea.